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21+ Easy Camping Meals To Take Your Family Adventure To The Next Level

In this blog post, we've narrowed down the list of 21 easy camping meals that are our top picks when we need something tasty.

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Anja and I have been camping since we met 11 years ago, and our first campouts were about bringing water, energy bars, nuts, dates, and fruits. We were lazy and didn’t want to spend time cooking outdoors.

But today, we actually understand the importance of camping food from physiological and sociological aspects.

Campfire cooking makes camping more magical and brings people together simultaneously.

The most important thing we learned along the way is that you should be able to maintain flavor and quality even if you’re cooking outdoors!

After years of camping and countless adventures, we’ve narrowed down this list of 21 delicious recipes that are our go-to’s – easy camping meals when we need something tasty.

From classic favorites like stew and soups to more creative options like campfire nachos and foil packet meals, these easy camping recipes will satisfy your hunger and fuel your outdoor adventures. 

So, whether camping with family, friends, or on your own, let’s dive into some delicious and easy camping meal ideas to make your next camping trip successful.

But, before we start, here are some kitchen essentials you might need and should consider packing for your trip:

  • Stove: Choose a stove appropriate for your needs, such as a propane stove for car camping or a compact, lightweight stove for backpacking. If you’re unsure which is the best for your needs, check this article.
  • Pots and pans: Pack pots and pans suitable for your cooking needs. If you plan on cooking over a fire, consider packing a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven.
  • Utensils: Pack a variety of utensils such as spoons, forks, knives, spatulas, and tongs to help with meal prep and cooking.
  • Cooler: A cooler is essential for storing perishable items such as fresh fruits, vegetables, tofu, and yogurt. Pack your cooler with plenty of ice or ice packs to keep the food at a safe temperature. With our help, you can learn to pack your cooler like a pro!
  • Water bottles or hydration system: Ensure to pack plenty of water bottles or a hydration system to stay hydrated while camping.
  • Dishwashing supplies: Pack dishwashing supplies such as dish soap, scrub brushes, and a towel to help clean up after meals.

If you want to spend less time meal planning and more time enjoying your adventures, keep these post bookmarked.

Breakfast Camping Recipes

Scrambled Eggs

Here’s a classic scrambled eggs recipe you will probably make during your camping trip. 


  • Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • Optional toppings: grated cheese, chopped herbs, diced tomatoes, cooked bacon or sausage, cream cheese, caramelized onions


  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  2. Pour the egg mixture into the hot pan and let it fry for a minute or two.
  3. Use a spatula to stir the eggs gently, folding the cooked parts into liquid ones until the eggs are well-cooked and no longer runny.
  4. Serve the scrambled with what you like the most: grated cheese, chopped herbs, diced tomatoes, cooked bacon or Italian sausage, or any other toppings that comes to your mind.

Unique Camping Granola Options

This granola recipe is a great vegan recipe for a healthy, filling breakfast or snack while camping.

It’s how I like to eat it, but it’s up to you which ingredients you would add or remove from this list.

Feel free to modify this recipe in the way that’s the tastiest to you.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional mix-ins: dried fruit (such as cranberries or raisins), chocolate chips, or additional nuts


  1. Preheat your campfire grill to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine the rolled oats, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, and chia seeds.
  3. Mix the honey, coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce, ground cinnamon, and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir until everything is well fused.
  5. Spread the granola mixture evenly on a baking sheet or cast-iron skillet.
  6. Bake it for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes, until it is well golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once the granola is done baking, remove it from the oven or grill and let it cool completely.
  8. Now you can add any mix-ins, such as dried fruit, chocolate chips, or other nuts.

Pro tip: You can also make granola in advance and store it in an airtight container or resealable bag until ready to use.

Country Camping Breakfast

One of the best camping recipes is a classic breakfast skillet. It is a great way to start your day while camping and can easily be customized with different vegetables or meats.

This camping breakfast will boost your energy levels!


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley or chives


  1. Add the chopped bacon to the hot skillet and fry it until it is crispy.
  2. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside on a paper towel to drain the oil.
  3. Add the diced onion and red bell pepper to the skillet and fry them. Crack the eggs into the same skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Break up the yolks and whites with a spatula and mix them with the onion and bell pepper mixture.
  5. Once the eggs are done to your liking, sprinkle the grated cheese and cooked bacon. Or mix it all well together, how you prefer it the most.
  6. Garnish the breakfast skillet with chopped fresh parsley or chives. You can use anything you have available on-site.

Creamy Cinnamon Rolls

Have you ever been camping if you haven’t made cinnamon rolls?

Here’s a recipe to make it in less than 30 minutes. 


For the dough:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. The dough:

You need to make the dough first. Mix the flour, sugar, instant yeast, and salt.

  • In a small saucepan, warm the milk, water, and butter over low heat until the butter is melted. Add the warm milk mixture and the egg to the dry ingredients, and stir until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Roll it into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.

Adding filling to the dough:

  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl for the filling.
  • Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border around the edges.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the butter.
  • Roll up the dough tightly from the long edge, and pinch the seam to seal it.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice the dough into 1-inch thick rolls. After that, your cinnamon rolls are ready to be baked: place them into a greased cast iron skillet or dutch oven.
  • Let the rolls rise for 30-60 minutes.

Once the rolls have risen, place the skillet over a campfire or camp stove and bake them for 20-25 minutes until they have a nice, golden color.

Join the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the glaze and drizzle it over the warm cinnamon rolls.

Farmer’s French Toast

French toast is another great meal that can be prepared in advance.

Here’s a recipe that’s ideal for two people. In case of more people, adapt the amounts.


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Maple syrup or powdered sugar for serving (optional)


  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt in a shallow bowl until well combined.
  2. Alternatively, melt the butter in a large skillet over a campfire or camp stove.
  3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides evenly, and place the bread in the heat until the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Flip the bread over and fry the other side as well.
  5. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread.
  6. Add powdered sugar or maple syrup (or something else you like).

You can use different types of bread, such as garlic bread, sourdough, brioche, or challah, for different flavors and textures.

Adding a sprinkle of nutmeg or cardamom to the egg mixture will give it extra flavor.

Or you can top the French toast with fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries or bananas, for a healthier twist.

If you need more recipes, feel free to read our post on 19 simple camping breakfast recipes.

Lunch Camping Recipes

Camping Soup

Soup is always a great way to warm up on a chilly evening. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious camping soup that you can make over an open fire or camping stove:


  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of mixed vegetables
  • 1 can of white beans or green beans
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1 can of condensed tomato soup
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Begin by opening the cans and draining the liquid from the mixed vegetables and beans.
  2. Pour the chicken broth and condensed tomato soup into a large pot or dutch oven.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, mixed vegetables, and white beans to the pot, and stir to combine.
  4. Place the pot over a campfire or camping stove, and bring the soup to a simmer.
  5. Allow the soup to simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the vegetables are tender and the flavors melded together.
  6. Season the soup with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve the soup hot in bowls, garnished with fresh herbs or grated cheese if desired.

Note: You can also add other ingredients to the soup, such as cooked chicken breasts or Italian sausage, noodles, or additional vegetables, depending on your preferences and what you have available while camping.

Cowboy Casserole

Photo by allrecipes.com

This hearty and delicious dish is perfect for a camping trip.

Here’s how to prepare it:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed, or baked beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over a campfire or camping stove.
  2. Add the beef and diced onion to the skillet, and cook until the beef is browned and the onion is tender. You’ll need to drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  3. Add the can of corn, drained or baked beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce to the skillet, and stir to combine.
  4. Season the mixture with salt and pepper or other spices that you like and have with you.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef mixture.
  6. Cover the skillet using a lid or foil and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the grilled cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Enjoy!

Classic Camping Chili

Photo by thestayathomechef.com

Chili is a classic comfort food that is typical for camping trips. You only need a good, easy meal, so here’s one:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato or bbq sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add the main ingredients to the skillet: the beef, diced onion, and minced garlic, and cook until the beef is browned and the onion is tender. Drain any excess fat from the skillet (this is the action for whenever you have meat in a skillet).
  2. Add the can of kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and sauce to the mix and stir to combine.
  3. Season the mixture with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover the skillet with a lid or foil and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. If desired, you can garnish your chili with grilled cheese, chopped cilantro, or diced avocado.

Mountain Stew

The stew will gather everyone by the open fire, yet it’s easy and quick to make.


  • 1 pound stew beef, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Begin by heating a large Dutch oven over a campfire or camping stove.
  2. Spray it with cooking spray, add the stew beef, diced onion, and minced garlic to the pot, and cook until the beef is browned on all sides.
  3. Add the beef broth, water, diced potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to the dutch oven, and stir to combine.
  4. Cover it with a lid and place it over the campfire or camping stove.
  5. Cook the stew over low heat for 1-2 hours, occasionally stirring until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked.

Serve the campfire stew hot, and garnish it with chopped parsley and green onions, or add a hot sauce.

Fish Soup

The food that you prepare for camping can be both easy and nutritious. And what’s more nutritious than fish, especially if you caught it yourself?

If you like food straight out of the oven, this easy camping food is just the proper one.


  • 1 pound white fish fillets, such as cod, halibut, or tilapia, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fish, vegetable broth, or canned veggies
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or oil


  1. Use cooking spray or oil in the pot or dutch oven.
  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot and cook until the onion is softened.
  3. Add the fish or vegetable broth, water, diced potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and dried thyme to the pot.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add the fish fillets to the pot and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the fish is cooked.
  6. Season it with salt and pepper and let the dutch oven cool down.

Hot Dogs

The best camping recipes are actually the ones for the campfire food; you can pack and carry the leftovers.

This is a great campfire recipe, but if you have other means of camp cooking, you can.

Hot dogs are also not reserved for lunch; they can make a great easy camping dinner.


  • Hot dogs
  • Hot dog bun
  • Ketchup, mustard, relish, or something else of your choice
  • Foil


  1. Find long sticks or use a metal skewer to skew meat through the middle.
  2. Hold it over the hot coals, rotating it occasionally. It should be done in about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Once it’s done, add the condiments you prefer to the hot dog bun.
  4. If you want to keep some for later, wrap it in foil to keep it fresh or warm.

If you need more recipes, feel free to read our post on 19 easy camping lunch recipes.

Easy Camping Meals For Dinner

Campfire Nachos

Campfire nachos are quick and easy camping dinner ideas; most importantly, everybody loves them. This easy recipe will be convenient since you can pack the leftovers for later.

Here’s how to prepare it:


  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Build a campfire and let it burn down to hot coals. Now spread out just a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil on a flat surface and put tortilla chips in a single layer on top of the foil.
  2. Add beans and diced tomatoes over the chips. Top the chips with the cheese and add chopped cilantro over the top of the cheese.
  3. Season the nachos with salt and pepper in the amount that’s adequate for you.
  4. Fold the edges of the foil up to create a pouch that is sealed tightly. Open the pouch carefully and drizzle sour cream over the nachos. Place the foil pouch on the hot coals of the campfire and cook for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts. Remove the foil pouch from the fire and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. And to finish it like a pro cook: squeeze lime wedges over the top of the nachos for a refreshing tang. 

Campfire Potatoes With Crispy Bacon and Cheese

Photo by thekitchn.com

You’ll like this if you want a tasty camping recipe with minimal ingredients.

Here’s how to make it:


  • Potatoes (1 per person)
  • Bacon (2-3 slices per person)
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar or your preferred type)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter or olive oil


  1. Wash the potatoes and dry them with a towel. You need to rub each potato with a bit of butter or olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper as much as you like. Then wrap each potato tightly in aluminum foil.
  2. Place these foil-wrapped potatoes directly on the hot coals of the campfire.
  3. Bake the potatoes for 30-45 minutes, turning them occasionally with tongs.
  4. While the potatoes are baking, fry the bacon in a skillet over the campfire until it is crispy. Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  5. After the potatoes are done, remove them from the fire with tongs and carefully open the foil. Use a fork to fluff the inside of the potato and create a little well in the center.
  6. Crumble the cooked bacon over the top of the potato, and add shredded cheese on top of the bacon.
  7. Carefully wrap the potato in the foil packet and place it back on the hot coals for a few minutes until the cheese is melted.
  8. After cooling the potato for a minute or two, open the foil packet and enjoy this awesome hearty meal!

Flaming Burritos

Photo by oceanrecipes.com

Burritos are one of the easiest camping food ideas that you can make while you’re outside.

You can use your ingredients on-site and don’t even have to follow any popular delicious recipes.

But here’s a simple one that you can use as a base:


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 large flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Cooking spray


  1. Cook the meat in the skillet until it’s browned and fully cooked. This can take a while.
  2. Add beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the skillet, and stir it all together.
  3. Use a lid or foil over the skillet and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Spray another skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  5. Place a tortilla in the skillet and heat for 30 seconds on each side.
  6. Spoon the meat and bean mixture onto the tortilla, then add shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and sour cream.
  7. Roll up the burrito by folding in the sides and then rolling it up from the bottom.
  8. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.

Beer Brats

Photo by freshoffthegrid.com

Here’s one easy camping dish where you can use that extra beer that you’ve brought beer brats.


  • 4 bratwurst sausages
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 hot dog buns


  1. Add the vegetable oil to the skillet.
  2. Add the sliced onions and green bell peppers to the skillet and sauté until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned.
  3. Remove the fresh veggies from the skillet and set them aside.
  4. Add the bratwurst sausages to the skillet and cook them over medium-high heat until they are browned on all sides.
  5. Once the bratwurst sausages are done, pour the beer bottle into the skillet.
  6. Let the bratwursts simmer in the beer for 10-15 minutes in a covered skillet.
  7. Remove the lid and cook until the beer evaporates and the sausages are cooked.
  8. Place the bratwurst sausages in the hot dog buns and top with the sautéed onions and chopped peppers.

Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

Photo by thekitchenmagpie.com

Here’s another of the simple yet tasty camping recipes you must try. This meal can be an easy dinner, a side dish, or a quick snack.


  • 1 bag of frozen French fries
  • 1 can of chili
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper 


  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, or let your campfire burn briefly.
  • Lay out a sheet of foil and spread the frozen French fries onto it in a single layer.
  • Pour the can of chili over the fries, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.
  • Add the shredded cheese over the chili with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • After that, add the chopped onions and fresh cilantro to the cheese.
  • Fold the foil to create a packet that’s completely sealed, and place the packet on the campfire or grill for 15-20 minutes (or until the cheese is melted and the fries are crispy).
  • Once done, remove the packet from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before opening it.

Grilled Corn

This is definitely the easiest dish if you need to grab something quickly or a side dish if you’re going to make a fancy dinner by the campfire.


  • 4 ears of corn, husks removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a grill pan or skillet.
  2. Brush the ears of corn with melted butter, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the ears of corn on the grill pan or skillet and fry it for 10-15 minutes, occasionally turning, until the corn is charred and tender.
  4. Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. Cut the kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
  6. Serve the grilled corn hot as a side dish, or add it to salads or other dishes.

If you need more recipes, feel free to read our post on 17 delicious camping dinner recipes.

Dutch Oven Camping Meals

Chicken Marbella

Photo by freshoffthegrid.com


  • 1 cup chopped prunes
  • 1 cup Mediterranean or Greek olives, pitted & halved
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Marinate the chicken: Marinate all ingredients except the oil and sugar in a freezer bag. Place in your ice chest for at least 6 hours and up to 48 hours.
  2. Prepare campfire: Prepare 25 coals. If you can use wood embers, you’ll have to guestimate the proper heat ratio. Once all the coals are ready, knock them into a flat pile and place the oven on them.
  3. Brown the chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the oven. The oil is hot and ready when a drop of water instantly sizzles when it hits the pan. Remove the chicken from the marinade and dust one teaspoon of sugar over the skin side of each thigh. Brown the thighs skin side down over high heat until the skin is crispy and deep golden brown, about 6-8 minutes. Flip to brown the other side for 2 minutes.
  4. Bake: Remove the oven from the heat. Add the marinade (liquid, prunes, olive, capers, and all!) and cover. Bake for 30 minutes until the thighs are cooked and their juices clear when pierced with a knife. Evenly distribute 18 coals on the lid and set the oven on a bed of 9 coals.
  5. Serve over couscous, rice, or pilaf with sauce spooned over the top.


Photo by my.whisk.com


  • 1 white onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 can of green chiles
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 can green enchilada sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • jalapenos are optional for topping
  • sour cream is optional for topping
  • fresh cilantro is optional for topping


  1. Spread a small portion of the enchilada sauce at the bottom of the dutch oven. 
  2. Place the tortilla in your oven. Spread a spoonful of the sautéed peppers, onions, and beans in each tortilla. Sprinkle each with cheese, then tightly wrap the tortilla.
  3. Cover the tortillas with the remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. 
  4. Set the cast iron Dutch oven over campfire coals. Place seven coals on the lid using tongs in a checker formation. Check the enchiladas after 10 minutes. It is done once the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted.

Tomato And Avocado Frittata

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 3 fresh basil leaves chopped


  1. Heat butter and oil in the bottom of the heated Dutch oven.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic.
  3. Add the dried spices.
  4. Beat the egg mixture in a separate bowl, then pour it over the garlic and onion mixture in the oven.
  5. Rotate while baking with the lid on for about 10 minutes until the frittata is almost firm.
  6. Add the cheese to the top of the frittata, replace the lid, and continue cooking until the cheese is melted and the frittata is firm.
  7. Top it with avocado, tomatoes, and basil just before serving.
  8. Serve warm.

TIP: You can use whatever size Dutch oven you’d like to make this delicious Tomato and Avocado Frittata; remember, the smaller the range, the thicker the frittata, and vice versa.

Dutch Oven Dutch Baby

Photo by selfproclaimedfoodie.com


  • ½ cup butter
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups berries
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (amount varies based on preference)
  • lemon juice (to squeeze on berries, if desired)


  1. Using a 12-inch (8 quarts) Dutch oven, prepare 24 charcoals.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and lemon zest (you can do this beforehand). When ready to cook, add the flour and salt and whisk together until well blended.
  3. Place eight coals directly under the oven when the coals are nice and hot. Add the cube of butter and allow it to melt. Once melted, add the batter to the pot, cover, and add the remaining 16 coals to the lid.
  4. Rotate the lid ¼ turn every 5 minutes and allow the Dutch baby to cook until set, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat. It should puff up to the top, and it will fall once it is removed.
  5. Cut into six slices and enjoy! Cover with berries, powdered sugar, and a squeeze of lemon. Replace the lid and allow the berries to warm before serving.

What’s Next?

Preparing easy camping meals is essential to ensure a successful camping trip. The meals you choose to cook can either make or break your outdoor adventure. 

However, camping cooking can also be a hassle, especially if you’re not prepared with the right ingredients, equipment, or cooking skills.

These quick and easy camping meals are an excellent solution to this challenge. Additionally, they can be both delicious and nutritious, ensuring that you and your camping party stay fueled and energized for all the outdoor activities you have planned.

In conclusion, easy camping meals are essential to any successful camping trip. You can enjoy a satisfying meal using these recipes while still experiencing the beauty and thrill of the great outdoors. 

And remember, you don’t need to be born a cook to prepare excellent camping food. There’s a recipe out there for everyone. But remember to plan, pack smart, clean up after yourself, and always prioritize safety when cooking and handling food in nature.

What do you think about this article? Feel free to write your thoughts, experiences, and some fun stories in the comments. We would like to hear from you!

  • Aleksandar

    Aleksandar is a 29-year-old outdoor enthusiast with 10+ years of experience in camping and hiking. He found the Bored Adventurer because he loves spending his free time exploring the wilderness and sharing his experience with other fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s the mountains or the seaside, summertime or winter, he jumps at every chance to escape the city and return to nature. His other interests include photography, digital marketing, and film.

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